Consistency is a fine thing. Sweden's The Gloria Story have a chosen path and they stick to it on their third album Greetings From Electric Wasteland. As I wrote of the previous album, so it applies to this one, again, "The band returns with their simple formula of catchy melodic garage rock rooted in a Seventies vibe."
Once more they hit the studio to do an analog recording of their righteous and rowdy rock n roll. I wouldn't be surprised if they recorded this album live. Once more the songs roar with bristling guitar riffs, razor sharp leads, grooving bass lines, rhythmic thumping drums, and Filip Rapp's pitched screamo vocals. The energy is palatable as the pace is often brisk, the individual musical parts gelling with manic assertiveness.
Basically, The Gloria Story is about good times party rock n roll music. Sometimes they twist it up with some novelty as with White Man Blues and it's iconic Fifties guitar riffs that would make Chubby Checker proud. Then there's the uncomplicated pop groove tied to those sharp riffs in Down To The Liquor Store. For the straight rush of fast forward classic rock, Beast Of A Northern Light propels with anxiousness and speed. Yet there are some calmer moments, at least one, with the lighter Hold Me Tonight featuring piano with gang vocals and more of the spry guitar work. So, is Greetings From Electric Wasteland much different than what The Gloria Story has been doing for these many years? Nope. They just keep getting better at it. Move over Helicopters, there's a new Scandi retro classic rock legend in the making.
So, is Greetings From Electric Wasteland much different than what The Gloria Story has been doing for these many years? Nope. They just keep getting better at it. Move over Helicopters, there's a new Scandi retro classic rock legend in the making.
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